New Jersey school lets Muslims interrupt classes to “convert students”

A U.S. school that allowed Muslim students to interrupt classes to ‘convert’ students to Islam now faces a grilling from a constitutional legal team.”

Memorial High School in New Jersey has an Islamization issue that is keeping it in the news. First, its actions prompted a “cease and desist” letter to be sent out by The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund to the school’s West New York School District’s superintendent at the end of May, “demanding that two district-sponsored Ramadan posters in Memorial High School be taken down.” One poster offered “Warm greetings from Memorial High school and wishes students to Have a blessed Ramadan.” Another states that “MAY ALLAH CONTINUE TO SHOWER YOU LOVE AND WISDOM.”

As the posters were finally scrapped by mid-June more news unfolds that the school is still under the microscope and is now facing a “grilling” by The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund “for allowing Muslim students to interrupt classes to convert students to Islam.”

If that were not bad enough….

“The school bulletin boards send students to a website run by the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center’s “Dawah Committee,”which explains its mission is to convert public school students to Islam. On the website, the committee praised the two Muslim students involved “for their outstanding dawah educational awareness in the public schools. We pray that other students and parents will follow suit in the near future. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reward them manifold.”

While The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund is offering a necessary service, parents also need to be paying attention to what their children are being taught in schools and ask them questions.

Islamic indoctrination in schools is an ongoing issue.

Northshore School District in Bothell in Washington, was also recently sent a “cease and desist” letter from the The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, for promoting an ambitious CAIR-suggested policy change….

“The policy directs teachers to create “safe spaces” for Muslims, plan with Muslim students to let them “quietly slip away” from class for prayer, “privately offer information” about nutrition during their Ramadan fast, give “a lesson” on Ramadan and privately ask Muslim students what accommodations they want.”

Last year  a Christian dad sued mountain Ridge Middle School in West Virginia for Islamic indoctrination of his teen daughter who was given an assignment to:

  • Write the Shahada, the Islamic conversion creed, “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah,” in Arabic as part of “calligraphy” practice.
  • Fast for 24 hours and give lunch money and food to a food bank, to sympathize with Muslims going through Ramadan.
  • Read chapters from the Koran.
  • Learn the Five Pillars of Islam.

Three years ago The American Center for Law and Justice launched a “Stop Islamic Indoctrination in School” petition, which drew almost 227,000 signatures.

U.S. school lets Muslims interrupt classes to ‘convert’ students”, 

A U.S. school that allowed Muslim students to interrupt classes to “convert” students to Islam now faces a grilling from a constitutional legal team.

As part of its Project for Constitutional Rights in Education, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund monitors school districts to ensure that officials are educated about the “threat of Islamic indoctrination and religiously preferential ‘anti-Islamophobia’ bullying programs.”

FCDF said it sent the West New York School District in New Jersey a public records request to see documents “that could show whether the district is unlawfully promoting religion.”

The concern centered on a decision to hang a large banner at the school “beseeching ‘Allah’ to ‘shower’ students with ‘love and wisdom.’”

FCDF said it also is seeking documents related to two Muslim students who were given permission to interrupt classes during the school day to convert students to Islam “under the guise of teaching them about Ramadan,” the group said.

It was the same school that drew a “cease and desist” letter from FCDF only a few weeks ago regarding the banner.

“The district removed the poster but left intact massive bulletin boards designed by Muslim students to teach students about Ramadan,” the organization said.

The school bulletin boards send students to a website run by the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center’s “Dawah Committee,” which explains its mission is to convert public school students to Islam.

On the website, the committee praised the two Muslim students involved “for their outstanding dawah educational awareness in the public schools. We pray that other students and parents will follow suit in the near future. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reward them manifold.”

“When public school districts enact policies or otherwise expose students to religious indoctrination, they choose to place ‘diversity’ and ‘cultural awareness’ over the First Amendment,” said FCDF Executive Director Daniel Piedra.

“FCDF will not tolerate this intentional effort to propagandize to schoolchildren. We will continue to warn all school districts to reconsider any policy or action that tramples on our children’s constitutional rights.”…

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